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3 New Italia Models

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JHS unveils three new models from Italia Guitars.

Italia Fiorano

The Italia Fiorano (£549 UK RRP) features a pair of Wilkinson W90 Dog ears. The model has a hollow mahogany body construction and a spruce top. The set neck is maple, with a rosewood fingerboard of 22 frets, and there's lashings of chrome hardware to set off the two available finishes: Cream or Tobacco Sunburst.

 

Fiorano Specs:

  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Maple, Set
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22, medium jumbo
  • Machines: Italia die-cast tuners
  • Scale Length: 635mm/25"
  • Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson Dog ear
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Italia trapeze tailpiece
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way selector

 

Italia Modulo Tipo 3

The Modulo Tipo 3 comes in a doublecut agathis body (and tolex back with pearloid guitar-shaped back plate) sporting a soapbar P90-style bridge pickup housed in a triangular scratchplate. The Modulo features 22 frets and a Wilkinson vibrato bridge. Coming in two finishes – Sparkle Red and Sparkle Black (both £449 UK RRP).

 

Modulo Tipo 3 Specs:

  • Body: Agathis Tonewood, Tolex back with pearloid guitar-shaped back plate
  • Neck: Hardrock Maple, Bolt-On
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22, medium jumbo
  • Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
  • Machines: Italia locking tuners
  • Pickups: Wilkinson WHHS
  • Bridge: Wilkinson VS50K-2
  • Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way selector
  • Finishing: Mother of Pearloid back with Sparkle top

 

Italia Imola 4

The Imola 4 features a classic pickup layout of two Wilkinson WBJ pickups, with acoustic chambering and a korina body. Available in Black and Tobacco Sunburst finishes (both £569 UK RRP).

 

Imola 4 Specs

  • Body: Korina
  • Neck: Hardrock Maple, bolt-on, 34” scale
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22, medium jumbo
  • Inlays: None
  • Machines: Wilkinson WJ350
  • Bridge: Wilkinson WBBC
  • Pickups: Wilkinson WBJ
  • Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone

 

This trio of new models is in shops now. Italia guitars are distributed in the UK and Eire by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.

 

Check out www.jhs.co.uk/italia.html and www.italiaguitars.com for more details.

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